Thanks for the info / idea ... I must agree that the design is either super poor or the quality at the plant is super poor ... never had a seat problem before. One of the reasons I bought a Ford was based upon the fact that for years Ford and Mazda shared parts / design. I have had and still have Mazda dating back to '92 along with Toyota's up unitl August of this year all the way back to '84 and have never had an issue with the seats ... and the old toyota's I had were as Base Model as you could get ...
Also, great idea trying with a junk yard seat first ... I simply wish I could get some response from FORD